2023 Lawn Event

June 10, 6:00PM

At the beautiful Owen Lovejoy Homestead in Princeton, a committee hosts an eloquent dinner party each year on the Lawn behind the home, serving as the official kick-off of Homestead and the main fundraiser for the Homestead Festival, where everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in on this lovely evening of food, fellowship, and music.


Victoria & Brent Yepsen, Megan & Adam King, and Jenna & Jacob Smith.

Press Release
Press Release

Bureau County Homestead Festival Lawn Event

Princeton, May 17, 2023 – The Bureau County Homestead Festival Committee is delighted to announce the highly anticipated Homestead Festival Lawn Event, which will take place on June 10th, 2023, at the exquisite Lovejoy Homestead in Princeton. Serving as the official kick-off of the Homestead Festival, this charming and intimate party on the Homestead’s lush lawn is set to be a memorable occasion filled with delightful food, enchanting music, and a warm sense of community.

The Lawn Event is an excellent opportunity for friends and families to come together. It serves as the primary fundraiser for the Homestead Festival, a beloved annual tradition in Bureau County. Adults are encouraged to join the festivities and partake in an evening that promises abundant culinary delights, camaraderie, and entertainment.

This year’s hosts for the 2023 Lawn Event are Victoria & Brent Yepsen, Megan & Adam King, and Jenna & Jacob Smith, who have graciously volunteered to host the community for this special occasion.

Highlights of the 2023 Lawn Event include:

– Optimal Health’s Creative and Interactive “Grazing Table”: Optimal Health returns to the event, offering an excellent spread of meats, cheeses, fruits, and veggies, accompanied by an assortment of freshly made dips and delectable desserts. The grazing table will tantalize taste buds and provide a unique dining experience.

– Live Music by Princeton Talent Rachel Kiser: Renowned musician Rachel Kiser will provide enchanting live music entertainment throughout the evening, setting the perfect atmosphere for celebration and enjoyment.

– Rebecca Jean Photography: The talented photographer Rebecca Jean will capture the memorable moments of the Lawn Event. Attendees will have the opportunity to immortalize their experiences and relive the joyous occasion for years to come.

– Owen Lovejoy Homestead Tours: Complimentary tours of the historic Owen Lovejoy Homestead will be available from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, allowing guests to delve into the location’s rich heritage and architectural marvels.

– Celebrity Bartenders: The Lawn Event will be graced by the presence of celebrity bartenders, Nick Giorgianis, owner of Barrel Society, and Bailey Russel, renowned mixologist from Not Bailey’s Irish Cream. They will be serving an impressive array of signature cocktails, wines, spirits, and draft pours, including offerings from the highly anticipated Coal Creek Brewing Company based in Princeton, IL.

For more information and updates about the Bureau County Homestead Festival Lawn Event, please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/HomesteadLawnEvent. Stay connected and take advantage of this extraordinary evening of elegance, food, fellowship, and entertainment.

Media Contact:
Chantha Chhim
Homestead Committee
(309) 883-5173

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